Marijuana is still largely illegal in many states but is widely accepted for personal and medicinal use. Smoking weed is treated like social drinking, except it is not necessarily a safe alternative to other substances. These misconceptions are dangerous in that they impair judgment and contribute to thinking marijuana is not harmful. When you know the signs of addiction, you build awareness and can find support if you are struggling to quit.

Must Have It Now

Compulsive need to smoke marijuana is one sign of addiction. If you are looking for one more place or opportunity to smoke marijuana, putting it above things like eating or sleeping, addiction is likely. This is not limited to just these things but if you find yourself needing to get high before you do anything like work, exercise, go on a date, and it interferes with your ability to complete it, you could be struggling with addiction.


When you rely too heavily on substances like marijuana to keep yourself calm, it is a sign of emotional dependency of marijuana addiction. The myths that say marijuana is non-addictive are false. If you have to smoke to stop feeling sick or avoid mood swings, you are experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Ignoring these signs only prolongs these negative symptoms.

Only Socialize and Smoke

When your friends have to tempt you into going out with marijuana on the agenda, you can rest assured you are struggling with addiction. You may find your friend circle shifting to only people who will smoke with you. Common ground found through substance abuse may bind you but this is because addiction attracts itself.

Neglecting Responsibilities

If you are neglecting self-care and care for others just to smoke marijuana, you may be getting to a point of deep addiction. It is time to look at your habits of smoking to see what is really going on. It should not take priority over eating, drinking water, exercising, or spending time with loved ones. You should not be making life decisions to keep a steady supply of marijuana. Paying bills late or passing up other things is a huge red flag you’re addicted to marijuana.

Excuses to Smoke

Addiction is closely tied to your emotions. If you find yourself craving getting high in response to stress, anger, or even joy, odds are you are experiencing addiction. Looking for excuses to smoke only demonstrates your dependence. Accepting this habit has become addiction may help you realize the need for help and support your seeking treatment.

Treatment for marijuana addiction is complex but we have the right tools and resources to support your journey to recovery. The Springboard Center’s addiction treatment programs are tailored to meet the needs of each client. By utilizing a set of diverse methods of addiction treatment, we are able to deal with your addiction from all angles and concentrate on every aspect of your healing process. Call us to find out how to get help: 432-620-0255